3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:29 AM
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We recently installed a fence in our backyard within Park Ridge. We did it for many reasons and I thought that people would stop cutting through our yard as a result. But every morning I find the gates open. Any ideas on how to get people to stop cutting through our yard? People cut through it because our driveway leads straight to the alley so we installed a driveway gate and a side gate attached to the garage so you need to open 2 gates and still almost every morning at least one is left open.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:31 AM

Lock the gates

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:32 AM

We have something like this on our back gate . https://www.lowes.com/.../Sugatsune-2-in.../1000763320

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:32 AM

Can you install a lock?

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:34 AM

Our gates allow the bar to be slid into a position where it will not go up, essentially locking the gate

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:36 AM

Put up private property sign

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:38 AM

I don’t know what type of handle/latch you have on your gates but for some of them, something as simple as a carabiner clip on the inside will keep people out. Good luck!

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:39 AM

That is disturbing. Why do people think this is ok?

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:42 AM

Use locks

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:43 AM

He’d be happy to come over and make sure folks understand what a fence and gate are for., and what the consequences for trespassing are. * Will work for belly rubs and Scooby snacks! 😜

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:46 AM

Run some electricity thru them . you will only have to do it once. 😂

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:53 AM

Put a lock on the gate.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:53 AM

Wait for them. and give them a "what for" It's probably the same people everytime.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:54 AM

Big ass dog

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:54 AM

Sign no trespassing

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:58 AM

That is pretty crappy! Start with no trespassing then, put up beware of dog sign. It will not matter if you actually have one.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:58 AM

Put a “beware of dog” sign on the gates

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:59 AM

People are much less likely to wander into a yard that may have a dog in it

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:00 AM

Locks?

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:02 AM

Motion detection light in their face. If this does not work. motion detection activated big dog barking. if this does not work. a bear growing. if this does not work. install an alligator mott. 😙

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:05 AM

Put a sign - “ Smile you are on the Camera”

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:06 AM

Put a lock on both gates. It will be annoying for you when you want to come and go but you didn’t spend all this money to have the same results.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:07 AM

I put up ring cameras. They detect motion and you can speak through them. Ring also makes a spotlight camera you can also speak through.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:07 AM

I had this same problem when I lived in Norwood Park. Every single day people did this to get to their condos behind us. They didn't have enough parking spots so they parked on our block and used driveways to cut through. I had a rottweiler and would sit in the yard with him and people still didn't care. Unfortunately, it took an altercation and police for it to end. somewhat. We literally had someone park their moving truck in front of our place and they proceeded to move all their boxes and furniture by cutting through our driveway. I asked politely several times. then I yelled then they yelled and threatened me with physical violence so CPD came. It stopped for awhile, but continued soon after. We ended up moving because it was such an issue.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:14 AM

Charge for admission! Set up a gift shop in your yard with overpriced things, and make some money off this bad deal.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:16 AM

Big dog, trespassing signs,

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:19 AM

Get a big dog ( lol)

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:21 AM

Lock it!

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:22 AM

Get a big scary dog !

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:27 AM

Locks (or a big pile of dog poop on either end so they get the hint but don’t track the poo throughout your yard)

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:33 AM

Kids. Be present for few days and tell them not to do it.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:37 AM

Locks. Or a you are being recorded sign.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:45 AM

If they continue to trespass, even with signs and a camera, can you take the videos to the police and have the people ticketed for trespassing?

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:50 AM

Put a lock on the gates and a ‘Caution Dog’ sign on both sides. That’s so rude!

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 8:55 AM

Lock it.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:07 AM

Lock your fence

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:13 AM

Why are they cutting through? Besides being assholes 😂 but like I don’t think I’ve ever cut through anyone’s yard/driveway in my life? I also agree with a lock or the dog 😉

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:23 AM

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Looks like you live in the wrong location. Sorry

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:37 AM

We had a problem like that and my husband installed a bolt of wood and a hook bar on the inside of our fence so we could only open it up. We had a dog and the dog got loose from the person that was opening our fence. Pm me if you want me to send you a picture of it

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:45 AM

How is your aim? 😳🤪

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:46 AM

Spray pepper spray on the handles and use gloves until you wash it off.

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 9:48 AM

Sign$! Private property & we shoot on site! Couple examples😏 If you can lock from the inside, that is really unbelievable. What if you had a dog? Poor thing would get out. Another sign, Doberman lives here or STAY OUT

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3 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 10:47 AM

Buy a Glock

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